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LibreOffice UI Mock-up dark 1

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Please read: It's just a unofficial mock-up. I'm not part of LibreOffice development team.

Made in Inkscape / Gimp.
GTK2 Theme: Atolm by SkiesOfAzel -> [link]
Native Icons: Faenza-Dark by Raul Vega -> [link]

I hope you like it and give me your opinion. SVG included, then everyone can to edit and share a modified version under Creative Commons License.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Atribuição 3.0 Unported License. -> [link]

Take a look on the light version...
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CodeMeRight's avatar
Dark Themed, Even better for me. Paul, you should release these skins Pal, people would love using these.
Living-In-Envy's avatar
If only they would update the UI x-x. If they want funding and a bigger group of users to get the project really rolling they need to be visually pleasing. Though, personally, I have no interest in a sidebar and I like the idea of a ribbon interface. Microsoft Office 2010 is perfect as far as the ribbon and functionality goes. Hate MSO 2013's ribbon but if they could at least achieve what MSO 2010 did they would be golden.

Though, I guess I could learn to be ok with a autohide sidebar or something. Also, surprised DeviantArt has comment edit now O_O. I don't remember having that.
I don't think ribbons would work as a sidebar, would they? Sidebars are the way to go on todays 16:9 sized displays.
Living-In-Envy's avatar
Mixing the two would be kind of clunky I would think. A top ribbon over all works very smoothly and looks very smoothly for everyone. Sidebars only work for larger monitors, which shafts netbook/small laptop users and tablet users who want all the horizontal space they can get. An autohide sidebar could work ok in these instances, but a ribbon is just more aesthetically pleasing. Office 2010s ribbon proved to be very functional and smooth, and for some reason in 2013 they felt the need to alter a good thing. I don't think it is as good of an experience in 2013. Either way, without a better UI LibreOffice will continue to crawl at a snails pace. If they made it look better, more people would use it, and more funding would probably come in. If a new UI came with a sidebar I'd be ok with that. Whatever gets them out of the Win95' style.

Kingsoft Office / WPS Office looks and functions fairly well, it's compatibility with office formats is superior to LibreOffice I've found actually. Its presentation software could use some work though. It has a ribbon similar to Office 2010 and is quite good. It's miles ahead of LibreOffice even if it could use tweaks, but I attribute that to it having a paid version which brings in revenue. It wouldn't be much extra work for them to update the UI with a ribbon and then have it be optional to switch to a sidebar. Anything will do at this point.
Oseviel's avatar
I love it!
 
Is it usable and if so, can it even be used on Windows?
White sheet, black icons on black bars. That's terrible.
ehlakovpa's avatar
It's original and cute. I like it!
Some people already offered money for implementing this at Freedomsponsors:

[link]
This looks very much what KOffice (and Calligra) suit did... Works very well compared to MS Office.
Nice! How can i install it? (linuxmint cinnamon/LO 3.6.4)....
jmadero's avatar
Are you part of the LibreOffice UX team, if not I highly encourage you to join
angelyankee's avatar
I love this work,
Thanks for shared
meowtw's avatar
After two years, LibreOffice is still ugly! They don’t have any designer!
brainard52's avatar
I would seriously believe that, if this were developed, Micorsoft would have a hard time competing for home users. The only thing I could see them having over this is their advanced functionality (which most users don't use in the first place). If this started getting a lot of attention, I'm sure that there would be more funding for the project and it could possibly become something M$ would have to be afraid of.
lsfernandes's avatar
Paulo você já enviou essa interface para algum desenvolvedor??
Estou com essa idéia fixa de mudar a cara do Libreoffice que k entre nós é bem feinha hehe, quando vi seu trabalho, ficou Show!!
Está de parabéns é um belíssimo trabalho!
lsfernandes's avatar
Paulo você já enviou essa interface para algum desenvolvedor??
Estou com essa idéia fixa de mudar a cara do Libreoffice que k entre nós é bem feinha hehe, quando vi seu trabalho, ficou Show!!
Está de parabéns é um belíssimo trabalho!
MarianoGaudix's avatar
I create , a widget or program resemblance , but with Gtk 3.0 ...... [link]
Excellent! Very well done!

I had been debating creating my own GUI since OOo of 2003, and I recently 'almost' decided to do it, but my ideas were nowhere near as good as yours. Any idea if your theme will be available for Libre soon? It definitely should be available for Windows users too.

Thank you for such excellent work.
acidrums4's avatar
Looks like Calligra Words...
xan2622's avatar
Awesome. :wow:
If only developers could accept these "mockup images" and make LibreOffice really like this.
FrankXG's avatar
kicks ass, I hope they notice this UI, really awesome , I hate that boring looking UI they have
GreyAreaRK1's avatar
I love this design. Also impressed that it was done with Inkscape and Gimp.
Lithium24's avatar
I'd really love to see this implemented for LibeOffice, I think that it would drag legions more away from WINE and windows (I am a sucker for sexy GUIs!) :horny:
leroysebastien's avatar
It looks gr8t ! Congratz !
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